Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/20

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Subject: [Leica] Epson R-D1 price revealed (digest 408)
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Jul 20 12:08:14 2004

Nope. Because the 1Ds is full-frame; the Leica will not be. And my guess is 
that the Leica M will be more than pushing the limit of quality for the size 
sensor being used. Yes, if the M was a full-frame camera delivering the 
image quality of the 1DS, you might well see my kids go on the block - you'd 
certainly see my M film bodies, and Nikon bodies and lenses fly out the door 
- probably along with my Rollei 6008 2 1/4 and my Leica M 90 Summicron. ;-) 
But I expect a less-than-full frame sensor to sell for a price similar to 
that of the new Canon MkII - not a 1DS.

B. D.

-----Original Message-----
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George Lottermoser
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 2:41 PM
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Subject: RE: [Leica] Epson R-D1 price revealed (digest 408)

B. D. Colen7/20/04
>If a digital M was priced competitively with the
>Nikon and Canon pro-DSLRs

The Canon 1ds lists for $8,000 and streets for about $7200 at B&H. 

>delivered equal or better results I'd sell
>my first, second, and third born to get it. No kidding.

So if, in a year or three, Leica digital M can deliver a "fine 11 mpixel 
image with M glass for a street price of $7,000" we can watch your 3 kids go 
on the auction block. Do I have that right? ;-)

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